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Indonesia should allow interfaith marriage, say bishops

Indonesia should allow interfaith marriage, say bishops

Country's religious groups differ greatly on the controversial marriage law

Unequal treatment in Aceh caning, critics say

Unequal treatment in Aceh caning, critics say

While those accused in gang rape case remain free, authorities cane an accused adulterer

Farmers march 1,700km, demand support from Philippine government

Farmers march 1,700km, demand support from Philippine government

US$1.6-billion in taxes collected during Marcos era could help coconut farmers develop their embattled industry

Opposition secures Buddhist backing ahead of Sri Lanka vote

Opposition secures Buddhist backing ahead of Sri Lanka vote

Monk cites President Rajapaksa's failure to abolish 1978 constitution as deciding factor

UN presses Myanmar on Rohingya citizenship rights

UN presses Myanmar on Rohingya citizenship rights

Urges opening of an office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Myanmar

Hundreds demonstrate in front of UN Colombo office

Hundreds demonstrate in front of UN Colombo office

Protesters demand UN halt war crimes probe

China court rejects appeal by Uyghur scholar

China court rejects appeal by Uyghur scholar

Ruling comes as veteran journalist begins her trial for allegedly leaking state secrets

Rights group urges repeal of Indonesia's blasphemy law

Rights group urges repeal of Indonesia's blasphemy law

Says fifty-year-old law is too often used to persecute minorities

Top Pakistan rights activist hopeful for blasphemy changes

Top Pakistan rights activist hopeful for blasphemy changes

Lawyer Asma Jahangir says it is a 'good omen' that top Islamists condemned the recent lynching of Christians

US Christian aid worker detained by China near North Korea border

US Christian aid worker detained by China near North Korea border

Arrest of Peter Hahn is latest incident in Beijing's ongoing crackdown on Christianity

Pakistan court sentences four to death over ‘honor killing’

Pakistan court sentences four to death over ‘honor killing’

Murder of pregnant woman sparked international outcry in May

Three held after Bangkok 'Hunger Games' protests

Three held after Bangkok 'Hunger Games' protests

Detentions reflect resurgance in crackdown, theaters pull movie

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